Monthly Archives: October 2012

It’s like Christmas over here

Dr. Siu wanted to see me when I came back for my four-hour-post-infusion blood draw. The 18th floor was dark and empty at 6 p.m. Everyone had left except for the nurse who was drawing my blood and Dr. Siu, … Continue reading

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Nothing but time

I’m officially on short-term disability leave. This means no work, including freelance contracts. I don’t remember the last time I was completely without work. I always have something to work on for money. And now I don’t. That doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Sixty percent

I went for chemo this morning but after meeting with the nurses and doctors and sleeping on a chair for two hours, they sent me home without dosing. I lost too much weight this week (3.4 kilos) and I was … Continue reading

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Tapering

I’m in the midst of tapering off the dilaudid I’ve been on for over three weeks now and it is uncomfortable. Or today has been, when I stepped down again. I’m just drinking lots of water and trying to ride … Continue reading

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This is a human

I’ve been home for a few days now, resting mostly. My energy isn’t quite what it should be but I’m trying to be sensible and not push myself beyond what I’m able to do. I don’t want to make things … Continue reading

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Soon we go home

I talked to my palliative doctor today about going home soon. Yesterday, my pain was completely controlled, maybe a little too well. Even with the ritalin, I was unable to keep my eyes open. I basically went back to sleep … Continue reading

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Happy 60th Birthday, Dad

Love you lots.Wish I could be there. xoxo

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